Updated May 31, 2014

Bottom Line

IDrive offers more features than basic online backup services like MozyHome or Carbonite , but reviewers prefer SOS Online Backup , which offers even more, but remains simple to use. With a new interface, IDrive is easier to navigate. Its setup is straightforward as, once installed, IDrive begins automatically backing up common files -- documents, pictures and video files -- although you can customize when and what IDrive backs up.

Ease of Use

Improved interface. IDrive's interface has been redone, and reviewers say it's less cluttered and easier to navigate. Even so, IDrive doesn't have the sleekest interface, especially compared to SOS Online Backup (Est. $10 per month for 100 GB and 5 computers), but reviewers say it's made some real improvements in the last few years.

ProsRich features, Timeline Restore featureConsSome find it too complicated, No unlimited storage options